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CADE investigators recommend blocking glassware deal

CADE investigators recommend blocking glassware deal

18 January 2018

A three-to-two merger between Brazil’s largest domestic glassware company and an international glass container manufacturer should be blocked due to the highly concentrated nature of the market and lack of rivals in Brazil, the investigative branch of Brazil’s competition enforcer has said.

Software provider agrees to change terms

18 January 2018

Travel industry software provider Softvoyage will alter its interactions with tour operators and help them gain access to its software, following an investigation by Canada’s antitrust enforcer of potentially exclusionary practices.

Wahl: ECJ should clarify standstill obligation

18 January 2018

European Court of Justice Advocate-General Nils Wahl has provided guidance for companies’ standstill obligations during merger review, in an opinion that said a Danish court should not consider termination of a KPMG network agreement to have violated the obligations of the Danish branch of KPMG while it merged with its Ernst & Young counterpart.

GCR100 2018 published

18 January 2018

GCR has published the 18th edition of the GCR100 – the leading ranking of the world’s top competition lawyers and economists.

FTC launches Broadcom probe

FTC launches Broadcom probe

GCR USA - 18 January 2018

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating global semiconductor company Broadcom, reportedly for an antitrust violation by forcing customers to purchase a certain percentage of its product and limiting other customers’ product access.

Unusual uncertainty in US antitrust enforcement, says ex-FTC chair

Unusual uncertainty in US antitrust enforcement, says ex-FTC chair

GCR USA - 18 January 2018

Former Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez has said that there is currently a lot of uncertainty about US antitrust enforcement, but several pending cases will determine its direction.

The big chill: The Tipline for 18 January 2018

GCR USA - 18 January 2018

Today we have a bit about Broadcom and the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing investigation. And we have a tip from Edith Ramirez, who noted that the current climate of uncertainty in the US resembles that of a foreign jurisdiction. Speaking of foreign countries’ climates, it’s legitimately frigid across the US and the flu has hospitalised hundreds – so if you can skip town, we suggest you fly down to Grand Cayman for the American Bar Association’s Leadership Mid-Winter Meeting this weekend.

Motta joins SAI Law and Economics

Motta joins SAI Law and Economics

17 January 2018

Eduardo Pérez Motta, a former head of Mexico’s competition authority, has left Agon, the law and economics consultancy he founded, to join SAI Law and Economics as senior partner.

South Africa changes course on shipping deal

South Africa changes course on shipping deal

17 January 2018

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has U-turned on a decision by the country’s antitrust enforcer, conditionally approving a joint venture among three of the largest shipping companies in the world.

Italian authority delivers €20 million fine to Poste Italiane

Italian authority delivers €20 million fine to Poste Italiane

17 January 2018

Poste Italiane must pay €20 million for operating a “complex” exclusionary strategy that included squeezing competitors’ margins and offering loyalty rebates to customers, Italy’s Competition Authority has said.